Victorian Women

Victorian Women

by Joan Perkin, Jean Stefancic
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814766250

ISBN-13: 9780814766255

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: New York University Press

While the aristocratic women of the Victorian age have long preoccupied the popular imagination, seldom have women of the other classes been granted a voice. Victorian Women is the first book to allow women of all classes to render their own lives, in their own words, from birth to old age, in the 'long nineteenth century' between the French Revolution and the First…  See more details below

Overview

While the aristocratic women of the Victorian age have long preoccupied the popular imagination, seldom have women of the other classes been granted a voice. Victorian Women is the first book to allow women of all classes to render their own lives, in their own words, from birth to old age, in the 'long nineteenth century' between the French Revolution and the First World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814766255
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Introduction1
1What Use Were Girls Anyway?: Class and the Importance of Gender6
2That Won't Earn a Gal a Living: Education for Girls27
3Thinking of England: Sex, Courtship and Marriage51
4Angels in the House: Marriage and Domestic Life73
5Time of Their Own: Women's Interests and Entertainments93
6Punch and Judy: Holy Deadlock, Separation and Divorce113
7Turning Their Industry to Best Account: Widowhood and Old Age132
8Making Their Own Way: The Lives of Unmarried Middle-Class Women153
9Cheap Labour: The Lives of Unmarried Working-Class Women169
10Obliged to be Breadwinners: The Lives of Married Women Workers186
11Ladies Bountiful: Philanthropic, Voluntary and Political Work202
12A Separate Species of Womanhood: The Demi-Monde219
Conclusion: To Become Themselves235
Select Bibliography249
Index254

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